CALHA NORTE DISCOVERY MAP
You are looking at a Google Map of the Calha Norte region. Click on the icon at the top left to open the legend. The different types of protected areas are colour-coded to differentiate between indigenous and quilombola territories (pink and yellow) as well as sustainable use reserves (light blue) and integral protection reserves (dark blue). Municipal capitals for the state of Para are in yellow and in green for the state of Amapa. You can click on each of the elements in this map to learn more about each of the protected areas or municipal capitals. Read about their history, economic activities and get access to useful statistics such as a population breakdown, density, deforestation figures, and GDP. If you're unsure where to even begin, try downloading the Calha Norte User Guide which offers a comprehensive description of all the different types of protected areas featured in the maps and some sample exercises to get you started. Try it out!
Fig. 1 : The user interface for the Google Earth Discovery map
Fig. 2 & 3 : The sprawl of the privately-owned bauxite mine located within the boundaries of the Saraca-Taquera 'sustainable use' reserve between 1981 and 2017. The Google Earth timelapse feature allows you to track this sprawl through archived satellite images.
Google Earth Discovery Map
Try the extended version of the discovery map in Google Earth :
The extended, offline version of the discovery map will allow you to navigate Calha Norte in more detail and with higher resolution satellite images which allow you to do things such as look at deforestation and city sprawl over time. This extended version is accompanied by the User's Guide (found under the Tutorial page of this site) which can facilitate the user's introduction to the tool.
If you wish to use the offline version, click on both of the buttons below. First download Google Earth, open and install the application, then download the KMZ file from the online dropbox, and open it in Google Earth. The KMZ is also compatible with Google MyMaps, and Google Earth online.